Outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of persistent fetal vasculature

Masoud Soheilian*, Setareh Vistamehr, Bahram Rahmani, Hamid Ahmadieh, Mohsen Azarmina, Arman Mashayekhi, Hamid Sajjadi, Mohammad H. Dehghan

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In a retrospective study of 54 eyes with persistent fetal vasculature (PFV), 34 eyes underwent pars plicata lensectomy and vitrectomy and 5 eyes had translimbal lensectomy and vitrectomy. Six of these eyes were inoperable. Fifteen eyes were managed nonsurgically. Measured outcomes were visual improvement and cosmetic acceptability. In 10 (30.3%) of 33 surgically treated eyes, vision improved. Statistically, no factor except sex and bilateral PFV (cosmetic unacceptability) could predict treatment results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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